Malaysia Boleh! Yuna’s song longlisted for Oscar award

There’s really no stopping Malaysian songbird Yuna.

Fresh off gracing the huge NASDAQ Billboard in New York’s Times Square, there’s more good news for the singer: one of her songs is up for Oscar contention.

US entertainment site IndieWire reported that Yuna’s song titled “On Ghost Ridge” was among the 91 songs longlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Best Original Song category next year.

The tune, written by Emmy award-winning composer Nicholas Pike, was featured in the movie ‘100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice’, a documentary about one woman’s fight for Native American rights.

The film’s director and producer, Melinda Janko, was full of praise for the 30-year-old songstress, calling her “an amazing singer”.

This wasn’t the first time that Yuna has made the Oscar longlist, though; in 2014, her song “Shine Your Way” – performed with American band Owl City for the movie ‘The Croods’ – made the Best Original Song longlist, but it didn’t make the shortlist in the end. 

The shortlist for next year’s award, however, will reportedly be announced on January 24, so cross your fingers that our girl makes it all the way this time around.

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